Take in what Houston has to offer and enjoy special events for 713 Day on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.
Every summer, Houston has a chance to celebrate itself on July 13—or 7/13, in an homage to its wide-ranging area code.
The Space City offers plenty for those looking to dig in on its history, culture, and mouthwatering cuisine, not to mention the special events teed up for this unofficial holiday.
We’ve gathered some of the best things to do this year for your 713 Day celebrations:
Things to Do on 713 Day in Houston
- Grab some grub from one of Houston’s staple eateries – Eat like a local this 713 Day by grabbing a bite at one of Houston’s many longtime restaurants and bars. Start your day with a Czech delicacy from the Original Kolache Shoppe on Telephone Road (1956); stake your spot out for chicken and waffles at the Breakfast Klub in Midtown (2001); line up for lunch tacos at Laredo Taqueria on Washington Avenue (1980s); munch on a burger from Lankford Grocery & Market (1930s); fill your plate at Cleburne Cafeteria in West University (1941); dine on some of the finest soul food from Alfreda’s on Almeda in Third Ward (1964); and toast a pint at West Alabama Ice House in Montrose (1928).
- Take a tour of the Bayou City’s history – It might not always feel like it, but Houston’s been around long enough to have a treasure trove of historical districts, buildings, and plenty more for those looking to get a sense of H-Town’s bygone eras. Start by swinging through Downtown where you can grab a drink at La Carafe, the cozy bar on Congress that’s been open for over 125 years; unwind in historic Market Square Park, which dates back to the 1870s; take in the eerie artwork of Anri Sala at Buffalo Bayou Park’s Cistern (1926); fill up your shopping bags at local shops along historic 19th Street in the Heights; and lift off to another time and other worlds at Space Center Houston.
- Hit up the Museum District – This area that buffers between the Medical Center and Midtown is brimming with some of the city’s top notch cultural institutions and best things to do. Spend your 713 Day exploring dinosaurs, Egypt, and much more at the Houston Museum of Natural Science; meet some new furry friends at the Houston Zoo; let the little ones play at Children’s Museum Houston; and check out other ongoing exhibitions in the area, including at Holocaust Museum Houston, the Health Museum, and other H-Town institutions.
- Explore H-Town’s sprawling park system – With the summer heat on the way, this might just be one of your last chances to take in Houston’s collection of parks without sweating buckets. Pack a picnic or a good book and walk the winding trails of Hermann Park in the Museum District; get a different vantage point at the nearby McGovern Centennial Gardens; tour the wetlands at one of the city’s newest greenspaces in Eastern Glades, or enjoy all that the surrounding Memorial Park has to offer; paddle through the nearby Houston Aboretum & Nature Center; or enjoy a walk along the bayou in the shadows of Downtown at Buffalo Bayou Park.
- Raise a pint at Houston’s breweries – From Texas’ oldest craft brewery to newcomer upstarts, Houston has no shortage of innovative and boundary pushing breweries to sip pints and hang out. Take time out of your Tuesday to hit up the city’s crown jewel, Saint Arnold Brewing Company on Lyons Avenue; get a dose of H-Town’s culture alongside delicious concoctions at 8th Wonder Brewery or embrace Space City nerd culture with trivia at True Anomaly Brewing founded by NASA alums in EaDo; head to Sawyer Yards for stunning skyline views and stellar suds at Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company; or cheers your beers at more than two dozen breweries that can be found across the Greater Houston area.
- 713 Day with Houston-themed Trivia at Little Woodrow’s Shepherd | No Cover – Flex your knowledge of the Bayou City in honor of 713 Day at this longtime fave on Shepherd, near Washington Avenue. Questions will tackle Houston sports, music, facts, and more with prizes on the line for top teams. Local breweries will also be around for some special tastings. 7pm.
- 713 Day, featuring Lil Keke & the Screwed Up Click, Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Mike D, and more at Rise Rooftop – Toast to Screwston when a collection of Houston rap legends take over the rooftop at the Midtown nightclub and venue, complete with food trucks, vendors, and a photo booth. Tickets are $45, with VIP and Meet-and-Greet options available. 7pm.
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